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Lisa and Alan Stern — Preserving Links to a Rich Heritage


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/remember_this/article/lisa_and_alan_stern_preserving_links_to_a_rich_heritage_20090401

When Nazi officials confiscated the faded white Torah covering, they stamped the Reichsadler — the emblematic German eagle and swastika — onto the inner fabric. The valuable 1868 piece, stitched in Transylvania, was intended for display in the Central Jewish Museum in Prague, what Nazis conceived as the “Museum and Historic Archive of the Extinct Jewish Race.”

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